Remembering Joan Griffis, 1938-2022
We are saddened by the news that Joan Elizabeth Griffis, a loyal OSU Libraries and Press benefactor, died last month at age 84. A lifelong champion of libraries and learning, Joan was a founding member of the Library Advisory Council and created an endowed internship at OSU Press to introduce students to scholarly book publishing.
2022 Holiday Sale
Enjoy 30% off and free shipping on these selected titles when you order directly through the OSU Press website. Enter the promotion code 22HOLIDAY at checkout.
Please note that books are not available for local pickup. This 30% promotional discount is valid only on the titles listed below. Offer expires 12/31/2022.
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
In 2000 the United Nations established August 9 (today!) as International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
Q&A with Griffis Intern Sierra Sherland
As our 2021-2022 Griffis Intern heads out the door, we asked her a few questions about her experience at OSU Press. For our part, our experience with Sierra was delightful. We will miss her keen intelligence and wicked sense of humor. We wish her all the best as she continues her studies at OSU, and we look forward to welcoming a new intern in the fall.
Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to be an intern with OSU Press
I’m Sierra and I’m a senior at Oregon State University majoring in English!
Books for May Day
May Day, otherwise known as Workers’ Day or International Workers’ Day, serves to commemorate the achievements of labor movements. May 1st is not a designated holiday in the United States, but an American event inspired international recognition of May Day. On May 1, 1886, Chicago labor activists organized a strike and protest to demand an 8-hour work day – something we take for granted now but wasn’t widely accepted until the 1930s after decades of activism.
Beyond Earth Day
You don’t have to be a superhero to be an effective defender of the planet. In Take Heart: Encouragement for Earth’s Weary Lovers, the inimitable Kathleen Dean Moore has penned a series of essays to nourish and inspire the environmental activist in each of us. This is not a gloom-and-doom accounting of disasters yet to come, but a collection of hopeful reflections with practical advice on how to better care for ourselves, and in so doing, care for our earthly home.
Celebrating the life and work of Avel Louise Gordly
On March 30 at noon, we hope you’ll join us for a virtual celebration of Avel Louise Gordly’s 75th birthday.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8, 2022) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since the first International Women's Day gathering in 1911, the day has marked a call to action for accelerating women's equality. In the spirit of trailblazing women past and present, we're highlighting books from our catalog that feature women who have overcome enormous odds to #BreakTheBias. From now through the end of March, get 25% off and free shipping on any of these titles when you order directly through our website.
Books for Black History Month
We think that every month should be Black History Month, but until we're a few steps closer to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, that honor belongs to February. Oddly, February is also when we ask a groundhog to prognosticate the weather, in an annual hoax that celebrates the American penchant for pageantry, hokum, and hucksterism. But Black history doesn't just pop its head up once a year to remind us that winter is still here. It's alive, complex, and unfolding every day.